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    “The Swing” vs. “Ecstasy of St. Theresa” Fragonard’s “The Swing,” from the Rococo period, and Bernini’s “Ecstasy of St. Theresa,” from the Italian Baroque, are two works of art that employ a lavish visual aesthetic that many viewers, as well as artists, of their time were unable to comprehend. Both pieces are so visually stimulating, and detail oriented. They draw the viewer to the piece without flaw, and allow for a very pleasant representation of the artistic era they embody. Both are astounding in their own way because of the many intricacies and detail that the artists put into them. For this very reason alone, It is the visual aspect that makes “The Swing” and the “Ecstasy of St. Theresa” works that at first glance are similar…

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    Essay On Baroque Painting

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    William Hogarth was an observer of human behavior and painted life around him. This Rococo style painting created in 1743 is similar to the painting of the couples dancing. It shows a chaotic area all messy from looks to be from having other people over, and there is a guy that looks to be passed out tired from what happened but if you closely look his eyes are open. The woman seems to be stretching from a tiresome day with her eyes closed. There is another person in the other room looks to be…

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    The Rococo period of French Style began in 1715, during the reign of Louis XV. The word Rococo simply means rocks and shells. This was a time of tranquility and enlightenment, but most importantly a time when women gained notable power. As a result, the Rococo period was characterized by its use of pastels and feminine designs. The flowing, free-form curves and delicate details provided a sense of openness and a fresh outlook compared to the more heavily decorated rooms of the Baroque period.…

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    decline of the Baroque and advent of the Rococo. Prior to this transformation, France was ruled by the absolutist monarch Louis XIV, who used the extravagant style of the Baroque to reflect his absolute power – demonstrated most prominently through the Palace of Versailles. The King’s “large-scale royal work projects” nearly bankrupted the nation and characterized the Baroque as “a period of austerity and solemnity marked by an etiquette which verged on the liturgical.” Following the death of…

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    Rococo art and Neoclassical art both reflect the attitudes and overall culture of the times in which they were painted in. Rococo art marked the uneventful and lighthearted period in French history. It was a time when French leaders embraced superficial values and pursued only pleasurable experiences, thus these shallow cultural philosophies are showcased within Rococo art. Neoclassical art came out during a time of warfare and religious revolution, thus Neoclassical art emphasizes courage,…

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    eighteenth century Enlightenment that the woman became idealized as a member of society, beginning in France. The female figure suddenly became a revolutionary symbol of change from the monarchy to the democracy, quintessentially through art, as it is art that defines the past cultures that we study. The Rococo art movement was the first to blossom in this century and uncoincidentally focuses on the femininity of decorative arts and interior design, as well as paintings. This feminine imagery…

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    destroyed by the soldiers. “The Death of Sardanapalus” is a painting that is very fast paced and was painted as if the scene was taking place in front of Eugene Delacroix. To understand these two paintings styles one must first look at the history of the two different styles. The beginning of their history starts at the French Baroque period because the Rococo is known as the late baroque period. During the French Baroque King Louis XIV created the Academy. The Academy was a painting school…

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    Unit 7 Art Research Paper

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    1. Rococo style was decorative, with asymmetrical designs, curves, with playful scenes depicted on furniture and vases. Gold was very popular in the furniture, churches, porcelain figures and vases. I like the Sevres porcelain potpourri vase (Fiero 58), it has a playful scenes with the cupids, has a lot of gold and wonderful gold throughout it. This piece has all the features of a Rococo vase. 2. Fete Galante is a French word that means “elegant entertainment” (Fiero 56). This could be a…

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    Pride and Prejudice was written during the Georgian Era. This time there was little artificial lighting and structures were made in a way where natural light was meant to light up the whole room. The lighting in the film used a combination of lighting that attempted to make the film seem like an authentic representation of the time that the story took place. The scene at the very beginning when they are discussing the arrival of Mr. Bingley is a great example of lighting indicative of the…

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    The Rococo and Neoclassical visual arts have come to define the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Each resulted from popular culture, influence, and reform, yet had an impact on one another. The Rococo painter exhibited whimsical scenes, sometimes scandalous, bathed in softer color shades while the neoclassical painter sought to give emphasis to tradition and nationalism. To elucidate these variances, this author will use famed “The Swing” by Jena-Honore Fragonard to contrast against the…

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